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Panasonic Lumix Silver G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. Power O.I.S. Lens - H-PS14042S

Abt Model: HPS14042S | UPC Code: 885170052321
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Nano Surface Coating/ Optical Image Stabilizer/ Compact Retractable Lens Barrel Design/ 9 Elements In 8 Groups/ Support For Light Speed AF/ Silver Finish
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Panasonic Lumix Silver G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH. Power O.I.S. Lens - HPS14042S

Panasonic is pleased to announce a new cutting-edge interchangeable lens LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. with electric-powered zoom operation from the new premium lens brand "X" for LUMIX G Micro System that complies with Micro Four Thirds System standard.

Features:

  • Exclusive Nano Surface Coating
    Comprising of seven lenses in five groups, the new lens system uses two aspherical lenses most effectively to minimize both distortion and chromatic aberrations, achieving super high resolution corner to corner.
  • Compact Retractable Lens Barrel Design
    Although the lens is not a single focus length lens but is a zoom lens, the retractable-type zoom lens boasts outstanding compactness with approx. 26.8 mm* in length and approx. 95g in weight to realize ultra-high mobility. Notably, the astonishingly short overall length is realized by the inclusion of 4 aspherical lenses. The zoom lever on the lens barrel gives user a stable zooming while manual focusing is also available with manual focus lever for more precise control.
  • Premium Lens Design
    The new LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. lens offers a versatile zoom range of 14-42 mm (35 mm camera equivalent: 28-84 mm) suitable for a wide range of scenes from dynamic landscape to portrait. Comprising of 9 lenses in 8 groups, the lens system features excellent contrast at entire zoom range. The inclusion of 4 aspherical lenses that helps achieving the downsizing of lens unit also improves optical performance by minimizing distortion, even at the 28 mm wide end. The 2 ED lenses effectively compensates for the chromatic aberration.
    Plus, Panasonic's Nano Surface Coating technology is adopted to minimize the reflection at entire visual light range (380nm-780nm) by applying the extra-low refractive index coating with nano-sized structure on the surface of the lens. It results in the super clear picture with dramatic reduction of ghost and flare.
  • POWER O.I.S.
    The POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) which is newly integrated in the LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. makes it easy to shoot super clear shots even in low-lit situations such as in night time or indoors. With the improved sensitivity of the gyro sensor, the new POWER O.I.S. suppresses large, slow movement 2x more effectively**.
  • Support for Light Speed AF
    When mounted on the cameras of LUMIX G Micro System, users can take advantage of the contrast AF system and the convenient functions applied from it. Adopting an inner focus system driven by a stepping motor, the superior optical design realizes outstanding smoothness to support the high speed AF system of LUMIX G cameras. It achieves approx. 0.1 second Light Speed AF*** thanks to the downsizing of focus lens and its amount of movement. By speeding up the aperture control, shutter time lag is also shortened by approx. 40% compared with the LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S..****
  • Focus and Aperture Design
    With its minimum focus distance of 0.2m (14-20mm) / 0.3m (21-42mm), the new lens provides a maximum photographic magnification of 0.34x (35 mm equivalent). 7 aperture blades consists a circular aperture diaphragm and produces an attractive smoothness in out-of-focus areas even shooting at large aperture.
  • Two Lens Barrel Color Options
    Offering more fashionable, sophisticated look with two color option of black and silver, the new LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. perfectly matches any color of cameras from LUMIX G Micro System to be a part of the photographic life.

Specifications:

  • Lens Construction: 9 elements in 8 groups (4 aspherical lenses , 2 ED lens)
  • Nano Surface Coating: Yes
  • Mount: Micro Four Thirds mount
  • Optical Image Stabilizer: YES (POWER OIS)
  • Focal Length: f=14-42mm (35mm camera equivalent 28-84mm)
  • Aperture Type: 7 diaphragm blades / Circular aperture diaphragm
  • Aperture Range: F3.5(Wide) - F5.6(TELE)
  • Minimum Aperature: F22
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 0.2m / 0.66ft
  • Maximum Magnification: Approx. 0.17x / 0.34x (35mm camera equivalent)
  • Diagonal Angle of View: 75°(Wide) to 29°(TELE)
  • Filter Size: ö37mm / 1.5in
  • Max. Diameter: ö61mm / 2.4in
  • Standard Accessory: Lens cap, Lens rear cap, Lens storage bag
  • Overall Length (inches): Approx. 26.8mm (from the tip of the lens to the base side of the lens mount, under the condition when lens is stored) / 1.1in
  • Others: Electric zoom lever, Manual focus lever

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.21 lbs
  • Shipping: 2.3 lbs

Footnotes:

*When the lens is retracted.

**Compared with the conventional MEGA O.I.S..

***The time for focusing on the subject is measured with the DMC-GF3 to move the lens position to "2m" from "infinity" position at wide-end. The firmware of the GF3 must be updated to Ver.1.1 or later. Panasonic measurement method.

****Measured with DMC-GF3. The time required to start exposure after the shutter button is fully pressed after the lens position is moved from "infinity" to "2m". The zoom position is at wide-end. The firmware of the GF3 must be updated to Ver.1.1 or later. Panasonic measurement method. 8226;Four Thirds™ and Micro Four Thirds™, and Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds Logo marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Olympus Imaging Corporation, in Japan, the United States, the European Union and other countries.

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Panasonic Lumix G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. Power O.I.S. Lens
 
3.7

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      5.0

      Excellent lens

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      Pros

      • Compact
      • Convenient
      • Easy to use
      • Exceeded expectations

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          Comments about Panasonic Lumix G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. Power O.I.S. Lens:

          Lens works great and with the new G5 it makes an excellent combination. It would be nice if it were a little faster. I may have to look at the 12-35 f2.8 some day!

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          5.0

          Good lens !

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          from Brooklyn, NY

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Convenient
          • Durable
          • Easy to use
          • Exceeded expectations
          • Inexpensive

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            Best Uses

              Comments about Panasonic Lumix G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. Power O.I.S. Lens:

              I use this lens only for video and I like it! This lense is small, light,not expencive, enouf wide and zoom(28-84 in 35mm), has stabilaser and mekhanic zoom! I like it and recomend to produse more lenses for Lumix GH-2 in this style. Thank you.

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              1.0

              Don't Purchase

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              from Brooklyn, N.Y.

              Pros

              • Compact

              Cons

              • Did not meet expectations
              • Expensive

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                Comments about Panasonic Lumix G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. Power O.I.S. Lens:

                Extremely compact and ok for a kit lens with a MAJOR problem that has not been addressed by Panasonic. The lens has a problem with focusing at shutter speeds between 1/160 and 1/200 seconds. The photos are blurred. This is all over the net and Panasonic has done nothing to acknowledge or fix this problem. As of this point in time, I would NOT recommend the purchase of this lens. I could change my opinion if Panasonic makes a software correction or exchange for a new lens that doesn't have this problem.

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                Panasonic Lumix Silver G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. Power O.I.S. Lens

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